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Review: could Folic acid cause Headache?

We study 84,080 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,875 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid (latest outcomes from 84,747 users) has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,192,123 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 84,080 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 3,355 people (3.99%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache27.78%16.67%27.78%5.56%12.96%7.41%1.85%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.07%0.79%2.71%4.52%10.59%18.03%27.07%36.22%

Severity of Headache when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache15.38%65.38%19.23%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache18.18%0.00%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1,010 people, 30.10%)
  2. Pain (296 people, 8.82%)
  3. Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (219 people, 6.53%)
  4. Depression (206 people, 6.14%)
  5. Hypertension (201 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (1,317 people, 39.25%)
  2. Prednisone (730 people, 21.76%)
  3. Humira (693 people, 20.66%)
  4. Aspirin (525 people, 15.65%)
  5. Enbrel (451 people, 13.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • The abnormal dreams & mild hallucinations came only after starting the methylprednisolone a few days ago. They happen primarily when I am sleeping. I woke up last night with very unusual dreams & head/brain pain, and was quite concerned. I had taken 1 methylprednisolone & 1 cymbalta before bed. Earlier in the day, I had taken 2 methylprednisolone & 2 tramadol before a nap, and had similar, though not as severe issues. Trying to figure out what the interaction problem is. I did not take the muscle relaxant (cyclopenzaprine) before bed since I started the cortico steroid pack.

    Reply

    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • All lesions necrosis
    Painful granulomas
    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Difficulty refocusing when changing from near to far, and far to near objects.

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